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The destruction of Atlantis : Ragnarok, or, The age of fire and gravel

Author: Ignatius Donnelly
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Donnelly, a lawyer and three-term U.S. congressman with no scientific training, developed a strikingly original theory--that a comet passed close to or struck Earth in ancient times, causing catastrophic changes later recalled in mythologies and biblical tales."--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ignatius Donnelly
ISBN: 0486431444 9780486431444
OCLC Number: 53476507
Notes: Originally published: Ragnarok, the age of fire and gravel. New York : D. Appleton, 1883.
Description: vi, 452 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: The Drift --
The Characteristics of the Drift --
The Origin of the Drift not known --
The Action of Waves --
Was it caused by Icebergs? --
Was it caused by Glaciers? --
Was it caused by a Continental Ice-Sheet? --
The Drift a Gigantic Catastrophe --
Great Heat a Prerequisite --
The Comet --
A Comet caused the Drift --
Could a Comet strike the Earth? --
The Consequences to the Earth --
The Legends --
The Nature of Myths --
Did Man exist before the Drift?. Legends of the Coming of the Comet --
Ragnarok --
The Conflagration of Phaeton --
Other Legends of the Conflagration --
Legends of the Cave-Life --
Legends of the Age of Darkness --
The Triumph of the Sun --
The Fall of the Clay and Gravel --
The Arabian Myths --
The Book of Job --
Genesis read by the Light of the Comet --
Was Pre-glacial Man civilized? --
The Scene of Man's Survival --
The Bridge --
Objections considered --
Biela's Comet --
The Universal Belief of Mankind. The Earth struck by Comets many Times.
Other Titles: Ragnarok, or, The age of fire and gravel
Age of fire and gravel
Responsibility: Ignatius Donnelly.
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"Donnelly, a lawyer and three-term U.S. congressman with no scientific training, developed a strikingly original theory--that a comet passed close to or struck Earth in ancient times, causing catastrophic changes later recalled in mythologies and biblical tales."--Back cover.

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